Turkmenistan conducts geological exploration at large Galkynysh field

Oil&Gas Materials 11 December 2013 17:34 (UTC +04:00)

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Dec. 11

By Huseyn Hasanov - Trend:

A 517,700 cubic meter gas flow per day was obtained from well No 1 in the Dolyguyy area near the Turkmen giant gas field of Galkynysh in Mary province which is the second largest in the world, the Turkmen Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources said on Tuesday.

'Data obtained by geologists testifies that that local productive gas-bearing strata is connected with the South Eloten-Osman areas which is the core of the Galkynysh field', a statement said.

Moreover, the data confirmed the continuation of the Galkynysh field in the northern direction towards Dolyguyy which creates the prerequisites for further adjustment of the valuation of reserves of the giant field upward.

Specialists from Turkmengaz and Turkmengeology state concerns are continuing to drill the producing wells at the Galkynysh field where deep drilling is being conducted. The geological and geophysical operations using advanced technology, equipment and devices are underway. Data is also being interpreted.

The area of 3D seismic surveys conducted in the region was increased to 4420 square kilometres. A few dozen exploration wells were drilled. The exact data were obtained during the geophysical surveys, according to the report.

'3D seismic surveys are being conducted over more than 1000 square kilometres in the western and south-western parts of the Galkynysh field', the report said. 'All these operations contribute to the development of the giant field'.

The largest fields in Turkmenistan are concentrated in Mary province. The total resources of the Galkynysh field and adjacent ones are estimated by local geologists and the GCA British company at 26.2 trillion cubic meters.

Translated by NH

Edited by SM